A chapbook from 2004. Edited by Frank Mark Hall. The first edition was published by Mind’s Eye HyperPublishing / Iron Harp Publications in 2003 and was limited to 150 copies.
The Dark Man: Journal of Robert E. Howard and Pulp Studies is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted to the academic study of Robert E. Howard’s literary legacy as well as the literary historical and print culture contexts associated with it. The journal seeks to publish full-length articles, brief critical notes and commentaries, bibliographies, reviews of books, and other scholarship that treats Howard’s life, time, literary work, and associated topics such as Weird Tales, H.P. Lovecraft, and the concept of a transhistorical pulp fiction aesthetic.
- 2 • Editor’s Corner • essay by Frank Coffman and Charles Allen Gramlich and Mark Hall and Scotty Henderson (variant of Editor’s Corner (The Dark Man #7)) [as by Frank Coffman and Charles Gramlich and Mark Hall and Scotty Henderson]
- 5 • The Robert E. Howard Collections Found in the University of California at Berkeley’s Bancroft Library • essay by Edward A. Waterman
- 21 • Bibliography of the Robert E. Howard Collections Held by the University of California at Berkeley, Bancroft Library • essay by Glenn Lord
- 25 • The Past Is Dead, the Past Is Deadly: Three Dragons in One Hour • essay by Steve Tompkins [as by Steven Tompkins]
- 45 • Letter (The Dark Man #7) • essay by Charles Allen Gramlich [as by Charles Gramlich]
- 46 • Review: The Coming of Conan the Cimmerian: Book One by Robert E. Howard • review by Fred Blosser
Second edition. Contents differ slightly from first edition, which had a different editor and publisher.
Perfect bound, wraps.
Wrap-around cover illustration, a photo of Howard at the ruins of Fort McKavett, July 9, 1933.
Charles Gramlich is Assistant Editor and Scotty Henderson is Business Manager and Assistant Book Review Editor.